Garside, Hoffman capture IGA Junior Player of the Year honors

Bettendorf’s Matthew Garside (pictured above), now competing in his freshman year at the University of Iowa, has won his first IGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year title after a consistent summer of play.

After winning the IHSAA 4A state title in the fall of 2018, Garside put together three top-ten and two top-twenty finishes beginning with runner-up finishes at the IGA Junior Amateur and the AJGA D.A. Points Junior Championship. Garside also notched a tie for sixth at the 117th Iowa Amateur Championship, a top twenty finishes at the 31st IGA Match Play (Round of 16) and the 86th Iowa Open (15th). Garside’s summer was highlighted by a trip to the U.S. Junior Amateur, where he advanced to match play.

Urbandale’s Nick Pittman finished second in the 2019 standings. His summer included two victories coming at the John Deere Classic Junior Open and the IGA Junior Amateur.

Griffin Parker, of Urbandale finished in third place, while Burlington’s Matthew Briggs (4th) and Marshalltown’s Cole Davis (5th) rounded out the top five.

Click here for a full recap of the 2019 Junior Boys’ Standings.


West Des Moines’ Paige Hoffman (pictured above) won her second straight IGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year title in 2019. Much like last year, Hoffman dominated the standings and won by over 1200 points.

Hoffman collected wins at the 95th Iowa Women’s Amateur, ISPGA Spring Open, IGHSAU 4A State Tournament, John Deere Junior Classic Open and Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championship. She also had a trio of top three finishes at the AJGA Preview at Fair Oaks Ranch (3rd), the Midwest Junior Classic (T-2), and the 44th Iowa Girls’ Junior PGA Championship (3rd).

Ames’ Britta Snyder finished second in the standings. Her summer included a wins at the IGHSAU 3A State Tournament and the AJGA Randy Wise Junior Open.

Annika Patton of Aurelia finished in third place, while Washington’s Anna Nacos (4th) and Newton’s Rylee Heryford (5th) completed the top five.

Click here to a full recap of the 2019 Junior Girls’ Standings.

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